Life of Pi (London)
Ends Jan 2023 2h 5m
Life of Pi (London)

Life of Pi (London) London Reviews and Tickets

(60 Reviews)
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Great staging, Clever, Enchanting, Absorbing, Entertaining

About the Show

The global best-selling novel is brought to the stage featuring puppetry and stunning visuals.

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Member Reviews (60)

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866 Reviews | 898 Followers
Thought-provoking, Outstanding puppetry, Great writing, Great acting, Great staging

See it if Beautifully told tale. Spectacular Olivier Award winning puppetry. Grabbing story. Great staging. Must see. For all ages.

Don't see it if You dislike whimsy.

841 Reviews | 1006 Followers
Must see, Masterful, Delightful, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy elaborate staging. Production design and the puppets are incredible. Great story.

Don't see it if There is something for everyone here. Most people will enjoy!

464 Reviews | 70 Followers
Entertaining, Must see, Great staging, Delightful, Clever

See it if you loved the book or never read the book.It is beyond brilliant.I LOVED the book and didn't know how it could be done on stage--they did it

Don't see it if you want a dull straight play or a mindless musical.This is brilliant in the same way that War Horse was.It makes you use your imagination.

176 Reviews | 33 Followers
Must see, Great staging, Enchanting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you loved the movie and want to see it reproduced as a play. This is a very entertaining show.

Don't see it if you can't easily transform images and let your imagination go wild!

95 Reviews | 13 Followers
Thought-provoking, Ambitious, Great staging

See it if a beautiful play with some incredible puppety

Don't see it if it's a perfectly okay show. slow at points. goes off the rails a few time.

56 Reviews | 15 Followers
Resonant, Masterful, Great staging, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if you like a wonderful spectacle of staging, costuming and puppetry. You will be on the edge of your seat all show!

Don't see it if you want a musical or an old-school play.

40 Reviews | 1 Follower
Enchanting, Great staging, Clever

See it if you want to see some stunning puppeteers and costumes that are more than deserving of all their recent accolades.

Don't see it if you don’t like puppetry (though this is more impressive than anything you’ll see in the lion king albeit on a smaller scale)

34 Reviews | 2 Followers
Great staging, Funny, Enchanting, Clever

See it if you want a beautifully observed piece of theatre, with emphasis on theatricality.

Don't see it if You hated War Horse, puppets or projections. Read more

Critic Reviews (9)

Time Out London
December 2nd, 2021

This stage version of Yann Martel’s Booker Prize winner has to stand as one of the most visually stunning theatre shows I’ve ever seen, especially in the feverishly beautiful second half...
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The Telegraph (UK)
December 3rd, 2021

There’s a philosophical thread to what unfolds. The fable asks big questions about how we can prove our version of events, the value of storytelling and our capacity to believe extraordinary things because we sense the world is strange beyond measure.
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The London Evening Standard
December 3rd, 2021

Director Max Webster fuses sublime puppetry from War Horse’s Finn Caldwell, clever projection, and masterly stage design by Tim Hatley to bring the story to vibrant visual life. The performers throw their whole bodies into it.
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What's On Stage (UK)
December 3rd, 2021

If you want theatrical magic, Life of Pi is the show for you. This stage adaptation of Yann Martel's Booker Prize-winning novel is an absolute feast of imaginative effects, bringing to life the apparently unstageable, with flair and jaw-dropping beauty.
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The Guardian (UK)
December 2nd, 2021

Still, under Max Webster’s direction, the stage is full of energy and surprise...These animals and effects are a wonder to behold and become the real stars of this show.
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The Stage (UK)
December 2nd, 2021

This is the spiritual successor to War Horse. It draws on the same depths of stage creativity, but it uses everything else that theatre has become capable of since then.
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London Theatre
December 3rd, 2021

...this production certainly has a spiritual or otherworldly sensation, and it absolutely demonstrates the transporting joy of magnificent theatrical storytelling.
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The Arts Desk
December 3rd, 2021

As the production unfolds there is much to love, but its astonishing power comes from the puppetry, which is overseen by Finn Caldwell who has a pedigree that goes back to the National Theatre’s War Horse.
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